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Montreal Bike Show Launches Feb. 24-26 with 250 Exhibitors and Brands

by John Symon

February 22, 2017 (Montreal, QC) – This Friday sees doors opening at noon for the 15th edition of the Montreal Bike Show / Salon du vélo de Montréal at the Place Bonaventure exhibition halls. This consumer show includes the third edition of the Montreal Triathlon Show and one admission fee offers visitors access to both.

Montreal Bike Show  ©  Pasquale Stalteri
“The Montreal Bicycle Show is the largest consumer Show in Canada that is dedicated exclusively to the wonderful world of bicycles and cycling tourism,” notes Jan Dubé, president of the Montreal Bike Show.

“Whether you are searching for a bicycle, equipment, accessories, clothing or advice, this is the best place to discover everything there is to know about the cycling world. I’m sold out (for exhibitors),” added Dubé. “There’s no more floor space. But there is still room for visitors.”

Cyclotourism continues to grow in Quebec  ©
According to the website, the 2017 show features some 250 exhibitors and brands represented. Show attendance is expected to reach about 20,000 visitors. The list of exhibitors includes bike and accessory manufacturers (Marinoni, Spherik, Logica Sport); top Quebec retailers (Bicycles Quilicot, Giant Montreal, Momentum Solutions); and many tourist associations from Quebec Province and outside the province (Adirondack Regional Tourism, Centre du Quebec, Ontario Tourism).

MTL Show  ©  Pasquale Stalteri
Also on hand at the show you’ll find a bike school (Techno Cycle); cycling and triathlon clubs; bicycle advocacy groups (Vélo Québec); granfondo rides (Mont-Tremblant, Ottawa); non profit groups (Cyclo Nord Sud,); media (including Pedal); nutritional supplements; charities (Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer); and many service providers (chiropractors).

Jan Dube, president of the Montreal Bike Show  ©  Pasquale Stalteri

Previous annual editions of the show have been used for product launches and team presentations. Typically, there are also product demonstrations, presentations (in French), shows and raffles at the Montreal Bike Show. According to Dube a new Quebec bike manufacturer, Rythm Bikes (www.rythmbikes.com) will be launching at the 2017 show.

Montreal Bike Show  ©  Salon du vélo de Montréal
Raffles include a chance to win a fat bike with the official colours of your favourite NHL hockey teams, tickets to see the WorldTour Grands Prix Cycliste races in Montreal, as well as a trip for two to the Magdalen Islands furnished by CTMA Cruises.

One novelty at the 2017 edition includes a 3D Printer Bicycle lights by Créations AB3D which do not need batteries. Another is that tickets can now be bought online, allowing visitors to avoid lineups at the gate.

Ottawa cycling aficionados often attend the Montreal show in great numbers because it is closer for them to get to than the Toronto Bike Show from March 3-5.

Montreal Bike Show 2017
Place Bonaventure (metro Bonaventure)
Feb. 24-26
Friday: 12-9 PM; Saturday: 10 AM – 6 PM; Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Adult $13; Student $10; Family $30.

Various discounts are available (FQSC or Triathlon Quebec members)

Sunday is family day when children 12 and under are free.

Visit the website here.

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